Moving Expense Deductions
If you moved to a new location because of work this year, you may qualify to use IRS Form 3903 to claim the cost of your moving expenses as a deduction on your federal income tax return. You deduct your moving expenses by using Tax Form 3903 and if more than one move, use Form 3903 for each move.
The IRS allows you to deduct moving expenses if your move is at least 50 miles from your old home, but you must work full-time at least 39 weeks within the first twelve months of your move. You may also deduct traveling and lodging along with packaging and crating your household goods. Current mileage rates are 19 cents for miles driven for moving purposes, including parking and toll fees. Members of the Armed Forces may not have to meet the distance and time tests if the move is due to a permanent change of station.